If you have ever wanted to try standup comedy, and you were thinking about paying the hundreds of dollars that standup teachers charge for their classes, please stop for a second. Consider taking my on-line course instead. I think it will work at least as well as any for-pay class out there. The best part is, if it doesn’t help, it will have cost you absolutely nothing to try it. If you still want to pay someone money after that, you are free to do so.
Here, all in one place, edited and re-written for clarity, is my Entirely Free Comedy Class. It works like this: Starting with the top link, you read one entry a week, and then put the instructions into practice at your local Open Mics. After a week, or after you have gone up at least three times if that’s not possible in seven days, you read the next one. Repeat for twelve weeks.
The essays are a mix of instruction in both writing and performance, followed by links to videos of great comedians with a series of study questions.
The first goal of the class is to get you a five minute set that you can do at a showcase with confidence. Second, to give you a process for perfecting jokes and improving your stage performance that you can use as long as you do comedy.
I focus on basic fundamentals. I don’t tell you what to write or talk about. I wanted a course that would help you with any style you might choose.
So why not click on Week One and get started? The twelve links are all of the Weeks in order. The last link has the answers to the Video questions if you get stumped. I ask you to please try and answer them on your own before peeking though. You will get more out of it that way.
Anyway, here it is. Hope it helps. Write me with any questions and I will answer them here. Kill ‘em!